A Closer Look: Art Project by Google

Have you heard of Art Project powered by Google?  It’s an art lover’s dream come true.  It works a lot like Google’s street view, allowing you to “walk” through famous museums ranging from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  You can stop at most of the artworks and see them up-close.  And I mean really close!  The zoom ability is amazing, allowing you to view paintings at more than life size, and examine every brushstroke.  One painting even lets you turn off the light to see it glow in the dark.  While nothing compares to an actual trip to the museum, this is the closest you’ll come without leaving your house! 

Design Lines Ltd. Google Art Project Van Gogh Closeup Starry Night

Here’s a screenshot of Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh – as you’ve never seen it before!


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